Screening For Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

What tests are used for STD screening?

How do STI tests work?

  • Chlamydia. Swab of genital area or urine sample.
  • Gonorrhea. Swab of genital area or urine sample.
  • HIV. Blood test or swab from inside of the mouth.
  • Genital Herpes (no symptoms) Blood test (drawn from an arm or a fingerstick).
  • Genital Herpes (with symptoms)
  • Syphilis.
  • Trichomoniasis.
  • HPV (genital warts)

What does STI screening test for?

Most STIs can be tested for using urine or blood samples. Your doctor can order urine or blood tests to check for: chlamydia. gonorrhea.

How does a man get tested for sexually transmitted infections?

Chlamydia and gonorrhea screening is done either through a urine test or through a swab inside the penis in men or from the cervix in women. The sample is then analyzed in a laboratory. Screening is important, because if you don’t have signs or symptoms, you can be unaware that you have either infection.

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